Vikram Bhatt’s debut novel A Handful of Sunshine is being published by Penguin Random House India


Penguin Random House India is thrilled to announce that it will be publishing Vikram Bhatt’s debut novel in April 2017. Titled, A Handful of Sunshine, is an intense romance novel. A fictionalized story inspired by his personal experience the book talks about the choices one makes when love gives second chance. This book is sure to let the readers’ pulses racing.

Author’s Statement: ‘When I think of love, I think of pain and not joy. I know that is not the way it’s supposed to be but it has been that way for me. Love is the most elusive thing I know. Always an arm’s length away, teasing me and asking me to stretch a bit more and grab it. The more I stretched the more it slipped away. Through those many slips comes my book, A Handful of Sunshine.’

Editor’s Statement: ‘It is indeed a pleasure to be working with Vikram. His writing is extremely visual and arresting and forms an immediate connects with the reader.’ says Vaishali Mathur, Executive Editor and Head Rights and Language Publishing.

vikram-bhat-newAbout the author:
Vikram Bhatt is the grandson of filmmaker Vijay Bhatt, one of the pioneers of the Hindi film industry. His father Pravin Bhatt is the acclaimed director of photography of more than a hundred films in a career spanning more than fifty years.

Vikram has had the good fortune of being under the tutelage of renowned filmmakers, Shekhar Kapur and Mahesh Bhatt. In a career spanning twenty-five years, Vikram has directed more than thirty-five films and written the screenplays of more than fifteen films. Vikram has also produced a number of films and now heads the company Loneranger Productions Pvt. Ltd — a company that specializes in film, television and now also the Web. A Handful of Sunshine is his first book.